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Skybox Security Launches Firewall Management Solution

CertiFire addresses need for midsize enterprises to keep multiple firewalls secure and in compliance

San Jose, CA " January 26, 2010 " Skybox Security, the leader in automated security risk and compliance management, today announced general availability of Skybox CertiFire. For the first time, the enterprise-level features and performance of Skybox solutions are available in a package specifically designed for mid-size enterprises with several hundred employees or more. CertiFire automatically collects and analyzes firewall settings and configuration data to find potential security and compliance risks in minutes, rather than hours or days.

CertiFire addresses the need for mid-size enterprises to keep multiple firewalls secure and in compliance with policies, especially given the challenges of ensuring network availability and compliance with limited IT budgets and resources.CertiFire automates the most time-consuming firewall management tasks, providing accurate, complete, and action-oriented firewall information fast. This easy-to-use product allows IT managers to automatically check firewalls in minutes, locating conflicting firewall rules, misconfigurations and other issues needing immediate attention. Prospective customers can download the product at www.skyboxsecurity.com/CertiFire and try it out for a period of 14 days at no charge.

"Managing complex firewall deployments is not just a problem for large enterprises," says Scott Crawford, managing research director with Enterprise Management Associates. "It's an enterprise-class headache felt by mid-sized organizations as well. The challenge in this market is delivering realistic solutions appropriate to the need that also deliver a sufficiently comprehensive feature set. With the entrance of Skybox Security into the mid-market, many more companies can now take advantage of the Skybox feature-rich firewall management capabilities through a simple to use, downloadable product that was designed for the needs of this class of organization."

"We chose the CertiFire solution after a careful evaluation process," explains Rafi Hirsh, Manager of the IT Infrastructure and Security Department at Clalit Health Services, the largest HMO in Israel. "The product is very simple to deploy and presents results quickly in a standardized way. CertiFire improves firewall management and saves us time and money".

CertiFire Benefits

CertiFire delivers high performance and enterprise-level functionality in a package designed especially for mid-size organizations. It automatically analyzes firewall settings in minutes instead of hours, allowing the IT team to resolve firewall configuration and compliance issues before they can cause harm. CertiFire delivers advanced analytics and enterprise-level features that have been stress-tested for years in some of the most challenging networks in the world. Yet the product is extremely easy to install and maintain, providing critical firewall information with minimal effort.

"Mid-market companies may have 10 or 20 firewalls, rather than hundreds, but they are subject to the same security challenges and regulatory requirements as large enterprises," explained Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security. "That's why we designed CertiFire, and we are delighted to see that the response has been very positive from mid-market customers around the world."

Availability and Pricing

Skybox CertiFire is available immediately. A trial version of the software may be downloaded at www.skyboxsecurity.com/Certifire. Pricing starts at $630 per firewall per year for a pack of ten CertiFire licenses.

About Skybox Security, Inc.

Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, helping IT organizations pinpoint and prioritize security risks, compliance, and availability exposures within minutes. Our solutions automatically collect and analyze comprehensive data about network topology and systems, configuration settings, threats and vulnerabilities " anticipating the most urgent IT concerns before harm has been done. Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Government, Utilities, and Defense rely on Skybox Security solutions to reduce risk exposure and achieve compliance. For more information visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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